Discussion in 'Racquets' started by TonyB, Sep 30, 2012.
any pros using this yet
Can anybody confirm this.TW said that VC 89 has Beam Width: 20.5mm / 20.5mm / 20mm / but on officail site i see Width Range: 20.0mm / 20.0mm / 19.0mm
Who is correct ?
I think TW is correct the only part of the frame that seems slightly larger is the hoop. It bulges out a little more up there.
The TW and the Official have the same profile .The only difference is that TW is 0.5mm wider.
Does anyone know exactly WHEN this racket came out? Also, are they looking to upgrade this puppy any time soon? Thanks!
Just bought a pair of this racket.
I was thinking of stringing it at 50lbs since it's supposedly "low power" but from
the posts in this thread it sounds that people are going even lower than that ...
Any recommendations for strings/tension?
how does 89T compared to rds 001 mid?
Softer, but still firm. Less power. More control and feel. Swings easier and faster. Just a better racquet overall, no doubt about it.
Dont know guys =)) This stick is good , but i have to lead it all the way up ,to be as stable as my k90 365 or I.PrestigeMid with lead 369 .89T weights around 386gr now this is huge for me , i can handle it but i dont want to=)) And fell is less then k90 or I.Prestige
I'm happy to announce that as of 1PM today, I am officially part of the Club.
errr, i still hesitating to get one cause demo is imposibble for my area.
any idea what is the swing weight after adding the leather grips ?
Reading stuff around here I learned that adding leather grip will not alter much of swing weight, maybe 2-3 units, but it will alter the balance to more head light hence taking some power out of the racquet.
Add me to the club. I just snagged a used one for a good deal. I'll be stringing it with MCS to start to get a feel for the racket, then I'll be switching to Dunlop Ice. :razz:
I played the vcore 89 for the last two months. Best raquet I've ever had. I played Wilson Pro Staffs for the last 20 years and thanks to this forum I gave the yonex a try. My best (tennis-)decision so far. In addition the raquet is very string-friendly, imho.
black strings do make this frame look fierce... super! what strings are these?
I don't know what those strings are, but I have Dunlop Black Widow 17 on mine. I agree, black does make it look mean!
I am about to be a member of this club
Yesterday, I was introduced to this stick and spent quite some time poring over the specs and posts on this forum.
Problem was that I could not get a demo stick. So I did the next best thing ie by customising my Bio 100 to as close as the specs of YVC89T by adding lead tapes at 9 N 3 as well as stuffing 2 rolls of lead tapes inside the butt cap trapdoor. The resulting specs are as follows :-
Strung Wt = 357g (original 331)
Swing Wt= 336.3 (original 323)
Twist Wt = 12.7 (original 11.88)
Balance= 10.1 HL(original 5)
Compare this with the VC89T with leather grip and overgrip
Strung Wt = 358 (original 343)
Swing Wt= 335 (original 335)
Twist Wt = 13.3 (original 13.3)
Balance= 10.9 HL(original 8)
This morning, I played with the customised Bio 100 and man was I shocked with the crisp feel of the FH, BH, Slices, Serves etc. Immediately, I texted by favourite tennis shop to order a YVC89T
BTW as a comparision, I tried hitting with the Bio 100 customised to the specs of the WPS90 and I had a hard time hitting with it... lol
Why would you say that? You're not taking any weight from the head and, if anything, increase SW slightly, so its power or hitting weight should remain the same.
I am selling off my HYPPs and have been playing with my POG mid tour. After reading this thread I am considering demoing this stick. What tension should I use on my SPPP for the decrease in headsize when I order the demo?
Just a heads up that the Tour 89 has just been reduced to $179 and drops to $169 per racquet if you buy two or more. This offers runs till late December so that gives the savvy racquetholic time to demo before pulling the trigger.
Yonex VCORE Tour 89 Racquets 179.00
What was the original price ?
I hit with mine today, and it was fantastic! It hits such a heavy ball with no effort! I'd love to be able to be good enough to hit with it full time.
Absolutely no for sale or trade posts in this forum!!
fuji can you compare it to older yonex racquets? you have hit with a few right?
Sure! I've hit with all of them except for the RDiS 100 Mid. (The red one)
Which one(s) were you interested in me comparing?
mainly the rdis. bad luck. could you compare the rds001 90 or rqis 95? would like to know about the power level for an 89 inch head. also how demanding is an 89, tw says it plays larger than that what are your thoughs good sir.
I've played with the rdis 100 mid. The 89 has the same power level as my weighted up Head Liquidmetal MP. The 89t plays with the power of my Head Liquidmetal MP and more forgiving than the Head Youtek Prestige Pro and the Head Youtek IG Prestige MP. Also, the 89t serves as big as a Pure Drive. Control is the same as the Youtek Prestige Mid or the Yonex RD-Ti 70 mid 88.
The rdis 100 mid and 89t can produce the same quality of shots.
RDIS or VCORE
dont know if i should go for the Vcore 89 or the RDIS mid 100
both are the exact same specs but the RDIS is 93" and 10 lower on swing weight, which are better and "more realistic" specs for me.
any mid size yonex experts here to tempt me on the vcore, why is it better than the RDIS?
So I borrowed my friend's Vcore 89T and I noticed the grip felt a little big for a 4 3/8. Did anyone else have that same problem?
I can't wait to hit with them. I might buy it off of him (he ended up going back to his K 6.1 Tours).
I'm pretty sure Yonex has a true-to-size grip. I can't believe it's a little big.
That being said, I'm in between a 1/4 and 3/8 grip size, so my 1/4-inch racquet has the stock grip replaced with a Gamma Hi-Tech grip that's slightly thicker and it worked out perfectly. My grip feels perfect now. You might want to try a 1/4 grip with a Hi-Tech replacement, it might be perfect for you.
Whoever designed this frame is a genius. Seriously... perfect feel, great control, decent power, and awesome comfort. I doubt we will see anything this nice out of Yonex for the next 10 years, if not more. I'm a long-time Yonex fan (since 1985!!!), and I've played with the R-22, R-7, RQ-180, and others, but this frame was designed by the Gods. I've strayed from Yonex in the last few years, going to Wilson, Prince, Pro Kennex, Fischer, and Donnay, but I'm finally back to Yonex since they actually came up with a frame worthy of their legendary name. The Tour 89 is pure gold. End of story.
I realized I didn't notice that he had two overgrips on till after I posted my comment. I feel stupid.
But yes it definitely feels true to size. I am afraid I may switch to this racquet after trying it out tomorrow. This thread and you guys are definitely persuading me to get it.
I do notice that it swings a bit better than my prestige mids. It feels rather nice!
well there is another vcore thread and where i already posted this, but i need the " Club " thread to be alive again and maybe get the information requested below , so ...
just ordered two of these vcore 89, based on alot of reviews around here and every where regarding this racket. i cant demo in my country so i had to go with my instinct as i'm really attracted to the specs plus the looks
got some questions for users of this stick and hopefully i can get some help
first, I bought them unstrung, i have a couple of sets of Alu Power and Pacific tough gut , which set up shall i go for ? full gut - full poly - hybrid ( which for mains and crosses ? )
i'm open for any other set up suggestions.
second, leaded or stock ? how do you people prefer it ?
i really hope that the vcore 89 is the one i was looking for after so many racket changes in such a short time. I dont wanna buy any moe rackets at least for another 3 years
Three used ones for sale at TW
I switched to the 89 Tour about 3-4 months ago and had three. Switched from the RDS Tour 002 and loved the new frames. I played around with the strings a bit and ended up liking gut mains at 55 with Luxilon Savage at 52 crosses. After a couple of months I started to have some shoulder pain and ultimately realized it was a problem with pain at the point of ball contact on serves. Was clearly not a rotator cuff or other structural problem as weight lifting was fine, just hitting serves. I switched back to my RDS 002 Tours and the problem was gone in a week. So, while I love the way this racket plays I decided to call a halt to the switch as it just isn't worth it to me to work through this really. I suspect I was altering my strokes a bit and putting something under stress and having spasm in one of the smaller muscles around the shoulder. I sold them back to TW and as of today they have them on their site - 3 great condition used ones 4-1/2 grip.
The point of the message isn't to scare anybody off (it is a lovely playing racket) but just to let anyone who cares know there are three for sale at TW for $125 each.
USTA 4.5 player in CA
i have a demo right now.
the vcore89 to me feels very similar to EVERY yonex mid i've used before. 001, 100, 95d, etc.
thats not a bad thing as backhands were as sweet as always and volleys were amazing too. slices & touch and feel shots were spot on too.
mine was strung close to 60lbs with wilson NXT and it didn't feel quite right on forehands. it was still very accurate and i could tee off with laser like shots that skimmed the net and went very deep into the court. but when i was on the run chasing low balls it was hard for me to get the racquet head speed to put enough spin on the ball to get a decent passing shot. i also tend to have to use a more western grip than usual with yonex mids because the racquet feels too heavy otherwise.
swingweight did not seem like 330 at all though. seemed more like 315.
at first all of my serves were going long with this racquet... but once i started getting used to it they had tremendous pop and kicked up wickedly.
i kept changing off between the Vcore89 and my usual racquet the head ig speed. when i changed back to the igSpeed with full poly, eventually i found my usual serve which i can place on a dime and has nice spin. my forehand is also MUCH easier to hit from on the run. backhands stay in the court and have decent spin but nowhere near the confidence and pace of the yonex.
the main thing that makes me always want to use a yonex mid is the "connection" i get to the racquet and the solid feeling on impact is just amazing. and when you hit a great shot with it... it combines with the perfect feeling in your hand to be a religious experience!
however, i am hopeful that i can find a string setup in the igSpeed that allows it to still play as spinny as it does now but gives me a better feeling in hand because my results will probably be better with it.
my wrist hurt after the demo.. which might be due to the weight of the yonex or just the switching back and forth. i think my "super spin serve" gets the spin from snapping the wrist rather than pronation so its not the racquets fault.. just something i need to deal with. anyway, i've tried using yonex mids for 10 years and when my wrist feels good there is no better racquet. but alas, with my ulnar tendonitis, im afraid i still cannot use one to the level ill need to be able to switch to it as my main racquet.
one dislike about it was the racquet flex from 2-10 feels like 65 but from 10-2 at the top of the frame feels like 45. i am sure it was done on purpose, but i think i like the consistent stiff flex of rdis100 better.
(edit: i restrung the racquet at 54lbs with multi mains/poly hybrid instead of the NXT@60lbs it came with and the racquet no longer feels so dead at the upper hoop and the flex doesn't seem as weird any more...)
i'm still torn on whether or not to switch to the vcore89. backhands and 1st serves are so good that it is tempting. volleys are an instant upgrade too from lighter racquets. but forehands and 2nd serves are so important and right now they just aren't as good for me. my main problem is lazyness. if i don't prepare for each shot with my legs and raquet take back with intensity.. the results are pretty crappy. but if get amped up and put a lot of energy into it... the results can be amazing. the lighter racquets allow me to be much lazier and still hit decent shots.
I'm looking to slow down the 89, it is super maneauverable, really really fast and really powerful, so I need it to be aliittle slow, if anybody has any tip to do it, where to add to some let me know.
I had used the pro staff 90 for a long time, than went to the 95 18x20, for a couple years, than wanted to use Pro Staff 85 again, but this reissue was garbage, so i went with Yonex 89 and 97, 89 is definitely the best mid I have put my hands on.
97T must be the best option for though, I'm trying to decide between them, I'll have this week only, before the training with Jrs start and the tournaments.
Can I ask what you mean by that or to clarify that statement? I currently use the RDiS 100 Mid and have previously used the RDS001 Mid and RDX500 Mid. I found each of them to play very differently.
sorry if this was confusing.
it certainly would not be a big adjustment for me from most of those frames. rdx500mid is a flexy frame that is definitely different from rds, rdis, vcore etc..
rdis10093 was very stiff and crisp hitting racquet and most different from the mids.
vcore95d was bigger head obviously and low swingweight for easy swinging.
vcore89 is kind of in the middle of all these frames.
the mids were getting stiffer and easier to swing but now the vcore tour to me is going back the other way.
to me, it feels like a combination of rdis100 and rds001.
hewitt currently using 89tour PAINTJOB but still a vcore95D.. not sure if he is just transitioning or if he just doesn't want to switch...
I added 3g on each side and it did what I expected, it is now a perfect racket.
I'm gonna give a go with 2 low power strings the Yonex Spin and the Yonex HS, and see how I like them, cheap prices. Luxilon Original lasts around 8-9 hours but doesn't play well after 4.
I had a little affair with the new Blade 93 2013, but I came back to the 89 tour, definitely a better racket for me!!!
The Blade 93 its a great racket but I had better movement and hitting with the 89 t , my hitting partner says that my ball was deeper and more heavy with the blade, but with the 89T i could return more shots and more placement.
So I decided to get back to my 89T and sell my new blade 93
I just tweaking around my 89 with lead.
Whats you new lead customization of the 89 ???
Mine are with lead and unstrung
Weight= 335.8 grams
With lead of 5 grams ant 12, 11 and 1 and 1.2 grams at buttcap.
Set up is personal thing, what may work for someone may not work for someone else.
I noticed this racket was one of the best thing I have ever put my hands on, I don't know how reliable these tests are, but VCore 89 T trumps a BLX Blade 98 18x20 in sweet spot size, impressive!
VCore 89 Tour VS BLX Blade 98 18x20, Unheard of!
It also is more forgiving than:
Babolat Pure Storm Tour:
Head ig prestige MP 98
head ig prestige pro 98
head ig radical mp 98
Just might as well stick with a midsize that outperforms a mid plus.
Personally I knew this racket was very easy to use, but I didn't know about its performance, I also don't know how reliable this database is, but it's crazy how good this racket is.
But it pales compared to a Donnay Pro One 97 16x19....
i was very surprised to see this..
i can't believe Hewitt is sporting a Vcore Tour 97 paintjob!!!! wut????
i guess the headsize is closer to the 95D though.. but still, i thought they would market him as using the mid. weird.
my Vcore89T was stolen...so even the bad guys like it
i need a multi string recommendation for the vcore 89 ( looking for comfort and playability )
any one tried Bab Excel on this stick ?
Help needed urgently, i am about to enter a tournament and the Lux Alu power is really killing my wrist and shoulder.
what happened to this club anyway, wake up people
i liked pro supex maxim touch 17 mains and head sonic core 17 crosses best... 54/52lbs
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